The Bastrop Opera House
The Tinker's Wedding & Spreading the News (Tinker's News)
Fri. March 9, 16, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. March 24 at 7:30
Sun. March 11 & 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop (click for map)
Tickets for both Tinker's and News together:
Adults: $12; Seniors / Students / Active Military / Veterans: $10; Children 14 and under: $5
The Tinker’s Wedding
by J. M. Synge
Synge an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore was one of the cofounders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play "The Playboy of the Western World," which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre. The Tinker's Wedding is Synge's only comedic play.
MICHAEL BYRNE, a tinker: Paul Christian
MARY BYRNE, an old woman, his mother: Terrie Cooper
SARAH CASEY, a young tinker woman: Jenni Ryan
A PRIEST: Nicholas Collier
Spreading the News
by Lady Gregory
Gregory wrote this one-act comedy for the opening of the Abbey Theatre. She noted that the audience laughed so much that they didn't hear half the dialogue.
Bartley Fallon: Paul Christian
Mrs. Fallon: Erin McKee
Jack Smith: James Watts
Mrs. Early: Mary Broussard
Mrs. Casey: Hank Nations
James Ryan: Mike Witte
Mrs. Tarpey: Sherry Witte
Mrs. Tully: Kathy Jackson
Joe Muldoon, a policeman: Desmond Devitt
A Removable Magistrate: Larry Oubré
Extras: Terrie Cooper, Jenni Ryan, Nick Collier